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DLCD Survey

What changes to state or local land use planning programs could minimize wildfire risk?

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) wants to hear from you! 

We’re asking people from across the state to share their ideas about how to address wildfire risk in state and local land use planning programs to help minimize wildfire risk and improve community resilience.

Your input will inform DLCD’s recommendations to the statewide Wildfire Programs Advisory Council and Legislature about potential updates to state and local land use planning programs to help save lives, protect property, and increase the resiliency of Oregon’s communities.

Take the 5-minute Wildfire Adapted Oregon Survey
DLCD Survey




DLCD Open House

Join Our Wildfire Adapted Oregon Online Open House

Learn about Oregon’s Proactive Approach to Wildfire Preparedness and  Share Your Ideas on Ways to Minimize Wildfire Risk

To address heightened wildfire risk, state legislators passed Oregon's first comprehensive wildfire to help modernize and improve wildfire preparedness (State Bill 762). 

As part of this effort, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), the state agency charged with overseeing Oregon's statewide land use planning program, will be making recommendations for updates to minimize wildfire risk and incorporate wildfire risk maps.

Visit our online open house to learn more about the state’s efforts to modernize and improve wildfire preparedness. Here, you’ll be able to weigh in on how to address wildfire risk in state and local land use planning programs. 

Your input will inform DLCD’s recommendations to the statewide Wildfire Programs Advisory Council and Legislature about potential updates to state and local land use planning programs to help save lives, protect property, and increase the resiliency of Oregon’s communities.


Visit the Online Open House

DLCD Open House


Firewise Program Overview 

The Firewise Grant Incentive Program is administered by the Lane County Land Management Division's Long Range Planning and Building programs, with funding provided through Title III of the Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Program - Section 601 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The grant program offers homeowners in rural Lane County financial assistance to make their homes better able to survive wildfires. To qualify for the Firewise Grant you just need to own a home outside of an urban growth boundary in Lane County that's at risk to wildfire - that's it! (View our eligibility map here.) 
Each of our grant incentives is based on current wildfire research that helps your home greatly reduce the chance of burning during a wildfire. Up to $15,500 in grant funding is available for qualifying properties. 

If you'd like to be added to the Lane County Firewise Grant Incentive Program email list, please email [email protected] with your contact information. We send out occasional emails relating to our programming, including when future grant cycles open up. 

Forms

Property Owner Authorization Form (if applying on behalf of the property owner)

Reimbursement Request Form, (Exhibit B)  (FRR-F2)

Landscaper & Contractor Information

Landscaper & Contractor contact list  - Please note: Lane County does not endorse any of the businesses or individuals on this list. If you are a licensed landscaper, arborist or forester and would like to be added to this list, please contact us at (541) 682-6522.
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CCB License Check 
        LCB License Check 

Recommended Learning

"Fire Aware. Fire Prepared." by Oregon State University

OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, along with state and local agencies and community partners, has launched a Wildfire Wednesday's lunch and learn, "Fire Aware. Fire Prepared." program. This statewide campaign helps Oregonians prepare for the reality of wildfire through greater awareness and actions. 

Wildfire Wednesday Webinars Sessions (12:00-1:00pm PST)
March 17th: It takes a village!
March 31st: From the home to the landscape
April 14th: Building community for better preparedness
April 28th: Read, Set, GO!
TBD: Fire preparedness in my area
May 19th: A land of fire
June 2nd: When fire hits
June 16th: After the fire

Click here for more information and archived videos can be found on the Fire Program Online Webinar Guide


For more information contact: 

Lane County Firewise Incentive Program

Lane County Public Works Department: Land Management Division
Customer Service Center: 3050 N Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408
Phone: 458-221-3425  |  541-682-6522
Email: [email protected]


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 Additional Resources:

Firewise Communities

Home Builders Association of Lane County